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Gary Lineker delivers staunch defence of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane

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Gary Lineker delivers staunch defence of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane

Harry Kane scored the second goal in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over West Ham United.

Tottenham Hotspur defeated West Ham in the Premier League last night with Harry Kane scoring the second goal in a 2-0 win over their London rivals.

It was a massive game for the England captain, who was featuring in his 200th league appearance for the club, scored his 137th goal for Spurs, and first since suffering a thigh injury earlier in the season. 

It also came after a week of criticism aimed toward the Tottenham star. 

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 14:  (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

His lethargic display against Manchester United had some criticising the conditioning of the player. That was despite it being his first game in six months and the fact Kane actually covered more distance than any other player in that game. 

Some were suggesting Kane is perhaps overrated, or already on the downward trend in his career. 

Not Gary Lineker. The former Tottenham striker and current Match of the Day presenter made his feelings clear regarding those criticising Kane, suggesting they were far off in their assessment.

 

There is no doubt that Kane is not yet at 100 percent. He missed another glaring one-on-one opportunity and came up short with a stretch to a Serge Aurier cross which would have seen him complete a hat-trick. At 100 percent, you have to feel Kane would have bagged both chances. 

However, his goal should be a warning to the Premier League that the rumours of his downfall have been greatly exaggerated. 

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